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Truc Lam

Near Tuyen Lam Lake, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Dalat
Type: Forests, Religious Sites
Description: This popular working religious complex, completed in 1994, includes a shrine and a monastery.
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Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Our guide, very professional and very knowledgable gave us all the information about this Buddist monestary.It's a working religious order that was started back in 1994. Monks have their own separate quarters and the nuns have their own. They maintian all the beautiful gardens and grounds.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Beautiful gardens with pagodas, pond full of fish fed by visitors, small waterfalls, quiet and peaceful place. Find time to visit this amazing place

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I'm not sure what the big deal is here, yes the view was nice but that's where it ends. The woman on the desk was rude and very unhelpful, we got there at 11.25am and paid for a return ticket. Once we got to the other side we found out that it was closed for lunch for 2 hours. There... More

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Canaan, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Even though I'm terrified of heights, even I had to recognize that the cable-car ride to Truc Lam was a remarkable experience not to be missed. Each group of passengers gets its own car (up to 4 people -- I was traveling alone, so I had a car to myself), and it's a long enough ride so you see some... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Return ticket cost 70,000VND which we thought was very cheap. The view along the way was beautiful with pine trees within reach. We did not visit any temple when we reached Truc Lam but went straight to the lake. Scenery was good and we took many great pictures there. Didn't stay long though as we wanted to catch the cable... More

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New Germany, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took a cable car from town, about 20 minutes. Walked down to lake, then back up and roundtrip cable car. View is amazing, but fun enough:)

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Tataouine, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This pagoda is a gem to visit. The temple is lovely as are the other buildings there. If you love flowers this is your place. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with gorgeous specimen plants. It was fun to see so many we have at home. There are a number of bonsai made from a variety of trees and plants.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A great ride in the cable car to some beautiful grounds with many buildings and gardens. It is a working monastery so monks are walking around and enjoy stopping for a chat. The lake at the bottom was worth a walk to. Pleasant and serene surroundings. Great on the return trip on the cable car watching the storm clouds come... More

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Port Hedland, Australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We really enjoyed out half day out here. Easy taxi ride (50,000 VD) from the centre of DaLat. The cable car was enjoyable & quite serene (70,000 VD per person return) - I wasn't expecting it to be so modern. The grounds, temple & surrounding buildings are lovely. A 15 minute stroll to the lake/dam was worth the view. It... More

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Brisbane
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We arrived at Truc Lam by cable car - the ride was very enjoyable. There was hardly anybody using the cable car, so we had no problems in having a car to ourselves. Truc Lam is a pagoda, monastery, meditation and education centre. There are many monks and novice monks wandering around and tending the temples. The gardens around the... More

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